stormous attacks Smith Transport company

Incident Date:

March 28, 2022

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stormous attacks Smith Transport company


Smith Transport company




Charlotte, USA

North Carolina, USA

First Reported

March 28, 2022

Maersk Transportation Services Suffers Ransomware Attack

Company Overview

Maersk Transportation Services, a subsidiary of the Danish conglomerate A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, is a leading figure in the global transportation and logistics sector. With operations in 130 countries and a robust workforce of nearly 90,000 employees, Maersk stands as the world's largest shipping container company, boasting a ship arriving at a port every 15 minutes.

Previous Cybersecurity Incidents

In 2017, Maersk fell victim to the NotPetya ransomware attack, which necessitated the reinstallation of 4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs, and 2,500 applications. This cyber assault resulted in significant operational disruptions and financial losses estimated up to $300 million.

Vulnerabilities and Mitigation

The recent ransomware attack by the group Stormous has once again put Maersk Transportation Services in the spotlight. While the specific vulnerabilities exploited in this incident remain undisclosed, it is known from past experiences, such as the NotPetya attack, that unpatched vulnerabilities like EternalBlue in Microsoft systems can provide a gateway for cybercriminals. Maersk's proactive stance on cybersecurity, emphasizing the importance of system patching, preparedness, and a deep understanding of core business processes, underscores their commitment to safeguarding their critical systems against such threats.

The ransomware attack on Maersk Transportation Services underscores the persistent cyber threats facing the transportation sector. It highlights the necessity for continuous vigilance and proactive cybersecurity measures to mitigate the risks of future attacks.


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